Hello Florham Park Residents,
It is a pleasure to write to you as your new Mayor. I am excited to fill this position and I am grateful for the outpouring of support so many residents have shown me already. I really appreciate all your encouragement and I look forward to my new responsibility.
I want to thank former Mayor Scott Eveland for his service to the Borough and his accomplishments during his term. He has always supported me and continues to do so, and I wish him well in his new endeavors.
As many of you may know, I am a life-long resident of Florham Park, and growing up here was a great gift from my parents. I am thankful that I am able to raise my own family here. My wife Janet, and my children Erin and Christopher have been my biggest supporters during this transition. I am truly blessed to have them standing with me every step of the way.
Our Borough is fondly known as a “Community of Volunteers" and that is one of the reasons why I am so proud to live in Florham Park. In one of my first acts as Mayor, I had the pleasure of honoring Joelyn Hoferer and Marie Northridge for their 50 years of service on the First Aid Squad. I also congratulated Lonnie Zuckerman for her 45 years of service. These women are fine examples of volunteerism in Florham Park and I hope that people will be inspired to follow their path.
There are so many unselfish volunteers who sacrifice their own personal and family time in order to make Florham Park a better and safer place to live. Our dedicated Fire Department, First Aid Squad, the many civic organizations and sports clubs are prime examples of selflessness and giving back to the community. The members of our Municipal Boards, Commissions and Committees assume important responsibilities and must also be acknowledged for their efforts. These people are heroes in my eyes and Florham Park will always be a desirable and first rate community if we can continue our tradition of volunteerism.
In the last few weeks, I have visited with most of the Borough Departments and have spoken to many of our employees. We have a devoted group of employees who remain committed to the best interests of Florham Park. They have brought me up to speed on all current issues and I am confident that our Administration is leading the Borough in the right direction.
In closing, I want you to know that with the help of the present Borough Council members, you can be sure that Florham Park will remain a great place to live and raise a family. Our friendly, small town is a special place that has great schools, and is rich with social activities and home town traditions. This is the reason why so many of us that grew up here move back to raise our own families.
Of course, I am always interested in your thoughts or concerns, so please feel free to reach out to me. I feel privileged that I have been given this opportunity and I am committed to being the best Mayor I can. I hope to see you around the Borough at one of our many upcoming spring and summer events!
--Mark Taylor, Mayor